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Issue 12

The Bulletin BPS Newsletter

09 November 2018



Cover Story: ~ EPC Goes Green

EPC Goes Green by Mr Craig Gamble This week has seen a raft of eco initiatives take place at the EPC as part of our Eco Schools Global Action Days. Representatives from the three Sections' various Eco Committees, The Green Pandas, The Green Thinkers, and The Green Team, met last month to plan three days of action to help raise awareness of environmental issues that we could tackle locally, whilst st still thinking globally, as part of the schools drive to be recognised as a Green Flag Eco School. On Monday, everybody was given a brown paper bag by the Green Pandas at the beginning of the day and asked to collect all their rubbish in it. At the end of the day the children were encouraged to have a discussion about how they could have reduced the amount of rubbish. Wednesday was Green Transport Day. The students and staff were encouraged to come to school using green transport, such as bus, MRT, bike, or on foot. The French Section eco committee (The Green Thinkers) were at the school gates to greet students and hand out green transport badges as a reward. Today was Minimal Food Waste Day. All students were encouraged to not waste any food at lunch time me in the canteen. The British Section eco committee (The Green Team) were on hand to make sure portions were not too big and to encourage their peers to eat what they had on their plate, rather than throw food in the bin. The Green Team weighed the amount of waste on Thursday and compared it with the amount of waste today. The difference was 18kg,, from a massive 35kg down to 17kg! Although the Global Action Days have come to end, the Eco Committees hope that they have raised awareness around school of some of the th simple ways we can all play a part in protecting our environment and our planet. Perhaps some of our initiatives could be added to your regular routine, such as using green transport to come to school on a regular basis - even one day a week would make a difference. Or perhaps you could consider sending in wrapper-free free snacks with your child to help reduce the amount of rubbish generated.

Page 2: ~Up-Coming ~Up Events Page 3: ~ More photos about E Eco-school Page 4: ~ Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Page 5: ~Toucheung Rice Farm ~The Intrepid Camper of Year 4



(Wed) 14 Nov - Year 2 Show, 11am, EPC Amphitheatre (Thu) 15 Nov

- Year 1 Trip to Wei Chuan Pushin Ranch

(Thu) 22 Nov

Christmas Tree Lighting at Regent Hotel – Infant Choir Performance -Christmas

(Sat) 24 Nov

Christmas Bazaar, 10:00 10:00-16:00, EPC Campus -Christmas

(Fri) 07 Dec

- BPPTA Christmas Bake Sale -ECCT ECCT Christmas Luncheon – Junior Choir and Jazz Band Performance Performanc

(Fri) 14 Dec

DaAn Park Christmas Concert -DaAn

(Wed) 19 Dec

- Year 1 and 2 Christmas Singalong, 11am-12noon, 11am 12noon, Infant Astroturf

For more details of the school online calendar calendar, please click the link below: https://taipeieuropeanschool.com/index.php?id=277&L=2%2525252525252527A%2525252525253 D0 The following is the link for the printable calendar: Academic Calendar 2018-2019: 2019: http://gg.gg/AcademicCalendar2018-2019








Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony by Mr Duncan Millward

It's the most wonderful time of the year.......... and we were certainly getting in the mood for Christmas this morning in the atrium. The annual PSC Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was a festive extravaganza of music, singing, stories and d food. There was a special visit from Santa who was a welcome sight, and so nice of him to take time out of his busy schedule. There was a fabulous turn out of parents to watch our students perform. There were performances from the Upper and Lower Primary Primar Choirs, Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble, Harp Ensemble and even a guest singing appearance by Mr Gamble! The children performed wonderfully and their enthusiasm and Christmas cheer gave everyone a smile. A big thank you to the BPS PTA volunteers for decorat decorating the tree, and for providing the food and drinks at the event. The tree is now lit and we can start to countdown the 46 days until Christmas Day!



Toucheng Rice Farm


by Mr Phil Doyle

As part of our Topic unit on rice, the Year 3 students went on a trip to Toucheng Farm in Yilan. 3.1 and 3.4 went on Wednesday and the remaining two classes went on Thursday. The children enjoy enjoyed the beautiful Taiwan scenery on the bus journey down and were greeted by our guide Violet. She quickly got the children dressed into traditional farmer clothes and it was off to the rice paddy to plant some rice plants. There were a few shrieks and screams ams as the children took their first steps into the muddy field, but soon the children were happy playing and planting in the mud! We then took the time to dry off in the warm midday sun with our sketch paper and pencils. That gave Violet enough time to prepare 2 delicious dishes for our lunch!

The Intrepid Camper of Year 4 by Mrs Suzanne Lovrincevic

Year 4 have faced, and conquered, the challenges of Camp Taiwan and what an experience it was. As the bus rolled led into camp, children were heard saying, "Wow, this place is amazing" "I'm so lucky to here" "This is going to be so much fun". It made a very positive start to the 2 day experience. Nerves soon dwindled away as adrenaline kicked in. The pouring rain certainly tainly didn't dampen the spirits of students in 4.3 and 4.4 as they faced daunting challenges in wet conditions. Luckily for 4.1 and 4.2 the sun starting to shine on their second day.

"My favourite activities at camp were archery, big swing and river tracing because they all were using energy and were fun." Olivia B4.4

All students participated in activities such as the giant swing, archery, archery river tracing, rock climbing and ecology hunts; each demonstrating their adventurous spirits, participation and perseverance. The activities continued well into the night as songs were sung, games were played and marshmallows roasted on a campfire to make mak deliciously gooey s'mores. The hardest part was trying to settle our adrenaline at night in order to get some sleep. Some got more of this than others! Here are some highlights of our time at camp...

"I reallyy liked the giant swing because it was cold and I was nervous but all of a sudden...boom...I fell down and I got a heart attack!" Jonathan B4.4

"I enjoyed river tracing because we can help each other and we played the game 25 and if they lostt they had to get splashed." Misha B4.4

"My favourite activity was archery a because I have never tried archery before." Leo B4.4

"I enjoyed river tracing because I got to help people in the river and it was fun. I got to learn how to walk in the water. I got to shoot 7 points and I tried my best in archery." Kyson B4.4

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BPS Newsletter Issue 12  

BPS Newsletter Issue 12